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Twitter, WhatsApp Down in Ethiopia Oromia Area After Unrest

  • Messaging apps said unavailable on phones for more than month
  • Authorities alleged to have killed at least 266 protesters
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Internet messaging applications such as WhatsApp haven’t worked for more than a month in parts of Ethiopia that include Oromia region, which recently suffered fatal protests, according to local users.

Smartphone owners haven’t been able to access services including Facebook Messenger and Twitter on the state-owned monopoly Ethio Telecom’s connection, Seyoum Teshome, a university lecturer, said by phone from Woliso, about 115 kilometers (71.5 miles) southwest of the capital, Addis Ababa.